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Natalie Dowse in her studio
Natalie Dowse in her studio 2022

Natalie Dowse lives and works in Portsmouth in the UK and is a graduate of Falmouth School of Art (BA Fine Art) and the University of Portsmouth (MA Fine Art).

Natalie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and work is in public and private collections, including the Jonathan Vickers Collection, the Robert Priseman Collection at Falmouth Art Gallery and the Priseman-Seabrook Collection. Her work is also featured on the Art UK website of the UK National Collection.

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Wish you were here
Terrace Gallery, Leyton, London E10 6AE
2 June – 26 June 2022

Vitalistic Fantasies
Elysium Gallery, 210 High Street, Swansea SA1 1PE
4 June – 16 July 2022

Horizon (landscape and beyond)
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8TJ
30 June – 10 July 2022

Conversations with Nature
Alison Critchlow, Helen Thomas & Natalie Dowse, Wakefield Art House, Wakefield
27 July – 21 August 2022

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Paradoxes
CBP group exhibition, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
12 March – 7 May 2022
Curated by Freya Purdue, Phil Illingworth and Natalie Dowse

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Going Home
GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK – 2013
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Work in Progress
ARC, Aspex, Portsmouth, UK – 2010

Surveillance
GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK – 2009

Skimming the Surface
Vickers Art Award 2007-08, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK – 2008
Read the essay

Between the Lines
Millais Gallery, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK – 2007

Reflections of a City
e-t+t Residency Space, Riga, Latvia – 2006

My Little Whistlejacket
Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK – 2000

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021

Darkness at Noon
CBP group exhibition, APT Gallery, London
View and download the Darkness at Noon catalogue

ArtTop10 “Lockdown Interviews” Exhibition
Cello Factory, London.

2020

Vitalistic Fantasies
CBP group exhibition, The Cello Factory, Waterloo, London
View and download the Vitalistic Fantasies catalogue

In Search of a New World
Online exhibition, Southampton City Art Gallery

Yes/No
A visual Open Studio, Contemporary British Painting

PROCESS & PROGRESS: Artists of the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award
The Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS

A Life in Nature
Quay Arts, 15 Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD

2019

Mountain Size
Pineapple Black, Hillstreet Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU

Contemporary British Painting
Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
View and download the catalogue

Made in Britain
82 Painters of the 21st Century, The National Museum, Gdansk, Poland

New Painting
Contemporary British Painting Exhibition, The Crypt, Marylebone St London

2018

Testcard P
Curated by Marco Cali, The Crypt, Marylebone St London

Contemporary Masters from Britain
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Tianjin,  China (January 2018)

2017

Contemporary Masters from Britain
Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Contemporary Masters from Britain
Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Nanjing, China

Contemporary Masters from Britain
The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, China

Anything Goes?
Selected by Anna McNay, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London

Quay Arts Open
Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

Small Works Group Exhibition
Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth, UK

2016

30 x 30 x 34
CBP Annual Group Show, St Marylebone Crypt, St Marylebone Road, London, UK

Wells Art Contemporary
Bishop’s Palace, Wells Cathedral, Somerset, UK

Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition
Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK

Sixty
Art-Athina, Athens, Greece with Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes

Sixty
Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK

2015

Contemporary British Painting Group Show
St Marylebone Crypt, St Marylebone Road, London, UK

Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age
St Marylebone Crypt, St Marylebone Road, London, UK

2014

@PaintBritain
Ipswich Art School Gallery, Colchester & Ipswich Museums, Ipswich, UK

Contemporary British Painting
Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfiled Art Gallery, Huddersfiled, UK

Close Encounters
Jeannie Driver & Natalie Dowse, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

About Time
GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, UK

2013

100 Artists
WW Gallery, London, UK

Salon Des Refuses
GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, UK

Rock Paper Scissors
GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, UK

2012

BOGOF
WW Gallery, London, UK

2010

Quay Arts Open
Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK

2009

800 feet
SPACE, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

2008

New Encounters
Tregoning Gallery, Derby, UK

2007

Liminal
Candid Galleries, Islington, London, UK

Sugar and Spice
Vegas Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK

2006

Rework/Replay
Grey Area, Brighton, UK

April Fool’s Trucker Prize
Truck Art – Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

Drawing Space
Artspace, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

2005

Redundancy
Access Aspex, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

Common Ground
ArtSway, New Forest, Hampshire, UK

2000

This town ain’t big enough for the both of us
Mike Blackman & Natalie Dowse, Ether Gallery, Portsmouth

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

2008 – The Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award & Fellowship for painting

2006 – Arts Council England and Braziers Fellowship, Riga Latvia

1996 – Art Space Portsmouth Sponsored Studio Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Priseman-Seabrook Collection

Robert Priseman Gift Collection, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK

Jonathan Vickers Collection, Derbyshire, UK

EDUCATION

1992 – Falmouth School of Art & Design – BA (hons) Fine Art

1996 – University of Portsmouth – MA Fine Art